Cailee Spaeny

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Cailee Spaeny
Cailee Spaeny, 2018 (cropped).jpg
Spaeny in 2018
Born (1997-07-24) July 24, 1997 (age 24)[1]
  • Actress
Years active2016–present

Cailee Spaeny (/ˈkli ˈspni/;[2] born July 24, 1997) is an American actress.[3] Her first major role was in the science fiction action film Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), which was followed by appearances in Bad Times at the El Royale, On the Basis of Sex, and Vice the same year. She also portrayed the lead of the supernatural horror film The Craft: Legacy (2020). On television, Spaeny was a series regular on the FX science fiction thriller Devs (2020) and the HBO crime drama Mare of Easttown (2021).

Early life and education[edit]

Spaeny was born in Springfield, Missouri. Growing up she spent a large amount of time in the Springfield Little Theatre group, in concert with which she participated in many plays. In the 2013–2014 season, she landed the lead role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.[citation needed]


Her debut film role was as Erica in the 2016 short film Counting to 1000. In 2018, she played several major film roles, starring in Steven S. DeKnight's science fiction monster adventure Pacific Rim: Uprising, alongside John Boyega and Scott Eastwood; Drew Goddard's thriller Bad Times at the El Royale;[4][5][6] and the biographical dramas On the Basis of Sex and Vice.[7] She next appeared in the main cast of the FX miniseries Devs (2020) and in the film The Craft: Legacy (2020).[8] In 2021 she appeared in the HBO limited series Mare of Easttown, a murder mystery, starring Kate Winslet.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2018 Pacific Rim: Uprising Amara Namani
Bad Times at the El Royale Rose Summerspring
On the Basis of Sex Jane Ginsburg
Vice Lynne Cheney (young)
2020 The Craft: Legacy Lily Schechner
2021 How It Ends Little Liza


Year Title Role Notes
2020 Devs Lyndon Miniseries
2021 Mare of Easttown Erin McMenamin Miniseries
2022 The First Lady Anna Roosevelt Halsted [10]

Music videos[edit]

Year Band Song Notes
2019 The All-American Rejects "Send Her to Heaven"


  1. ^ "Empire". Empire. September 22, 2016.
  2. ^ "Pacific Rim Uprising Cast Answer 50 of the Most Googled Kaiju Questions". Wired. March 22, 2018.
  3. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (April 11, 2017). "WME Signs 'Pacific Rim 2' Actress Cailee Spaeny". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  4. ^ Kroll, Justin (September 15, 2016). "Newcomer Cailee Spaeny Lands Female Lead in 'Pacific Rim 2'". Variety. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  5. ^ White, James (September 15, 2016). "Pacific Rim sequel adds Cailee Spaeny". Empire. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  6. ^ "Cailee Spaeny Cast as Female Lead in Pacific Rim Sequel". September 15, 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  7. ^ Kit, Borys (September 15, 2016). "Drew Goddard's 'Bad Times at the El Royale' Adds Newcomer Cailee Spaeny". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  8. ^ Galuppo, Mia (June 21, 2019). "'The Craft' Reboot Finds Lead With Cailee Spaeny (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  9. ^ Romano, Nick (February 17, 2021). "Kate Winslet gets her prestige murder mystery drama in HBO's Mare of Easttown trailer". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (July 23, 2021). "'The First Lady': Ellen Burstyn, Eliza Scanlen, Cailee Spaeny To Recur On Showtime Anthology Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 27, 2021.

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